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COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


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Brikor anticipates more than 100% improvement in full-year earnings
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

AltX-listed construction materials provider Brikor expects to post earnings a share of between 0.9c and 1.1c for the financial year ended February 29, compared with a loss a share of 0.7c in the... 


Transmission lines
DBSA is working on transmission auction office
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is negotiating with government ministries to establish an office that will manage auctions of transmission projects, a senior official at the... 


Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
Environmental activists sue Norway over seabed mineral plan
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Environmental campaigners have filed a lawsuit at an Oslo court challenging Norway's plan for seabed mineral exploration, citing insufficient impact assessment of the mining, the World Wide Fund... 


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Building local skills to grow manufacturing sector
24th May 2024

Technology and service supplier FLSmidth affirms its commitment to growing the manufacturing sector and its support base across the African continent through its investment in skills development at... 


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Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


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German company optimistic on Southern African expansion
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

German original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE is bringing products, solutions and technologies, along with support, training and skilled information, closer to its clients in the... 


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SaaS platform appointed headline sponsor at lifting event
24th May 2024

Professional body Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced, in a press release last month, that it has appointed critical asset management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider... 


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Operations resume at coal mine
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal has resumed production at its Masama coal mine, in the Mmamabula West coalfield of southern Botswana, after successfully entering a mining contract with... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 


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Environmental research underscore firm’s regional efforts
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 


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Mining’s shift highlighted in SmartMine IoT
24th May 2024

With the advent of Industry 5.0, which will be characterised by the fusion of digital technologies, data analytics and automation, mining and industrial consultant Schauenburg Systems asserts that... 


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Flexible furnace system launched
24th May 2024

Finnish industrial machinery company Metso has launched the compact fourth generation, heavy-duty Outotec Kaldo L Furnace, which is ideally suited for the melting, reducing and converting of... 


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Furnaces group expands training initiative
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Global refractory and industrial solutions provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) Africa aims to mitigate challenges – such as limitations in infrastructure, resource constraints and workforce... 


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Algae offers new carbon emissions solution
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 


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DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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Funds drawn to progress manganese project
24th May 2024

Battery metals developer Giyani Metals, on April 24, acknowledged receipt of R110-million ($5.7-million) as part of its first drawing down of funds from its convertible loan facilities granted by... 


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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests
24th May 2024

The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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Green hydrogen production plant, Italy
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Axpo and Enego have signed a cooperation agreement to study the feasibility of a 100 MW green hydrogen plant. 


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Green hydrogen production plant, Italy
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Axpo and Enego have signed a cooperation agreement to study the feasibility of a green hydrogen plant Sicily’s east coast. 


gas pipelines
Gas still has a crucial role to play in South Africa’s energy mix – Kearney
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas has an important role to play in South Africa’s energy transition journey, Kearney partner Prashaen Reddy says amid calls for public comments on a draft Gas Master Plan, which was released for... 


SubSaharan Africa turns to local Electrolux (Kwikot) Industrial for Water Heating Solutions
23rd May 2024

Electrolux (Kwikot) Industrial’s massive water heating tanks are making a name for themselves beyond local borders. The tanks, which vary in size from 500 to 30,000 litres and used in  settings... 


What will it take for industrial cooling to meet the environmental challenge?
What will it take for industrial cooling to meet the environmental challenge?
23rd May 2024

This is how Sovereign, Clover SA and Dr Oetker are innovating their way to environmental sustainability. 


From left, Kudakwashe Maramba, George Roach, Ntsiki Adonisi, Louis Nel, Jaco Prinsloo, Bernard Swanepoel.
Huge manganese value-add opportunity reiterated at Junior Indaba
22nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The huge opportunity that South Africa has to add value to its rich endowment of manganese through local processing was reiterated during the second day of Wednesday’s Junior Indaba. “Specific to... 


WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy
WA unveils refreshed battery and critical minerals strategy
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Western Australian government has unveiled its updated Battery and Critical Minerals Strategy, drawing applause from industry stakeholders and signalling the state’s commitment to solidifying... 


CSIR simulation assisting in truck flow improvement on the N4 corridor
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A simulation model developed by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, is being used as a tool to improve the flow of trucks on the N4 road corridor.... 


South Africa must diversify into high-value exports, connect to region to boost growth
22nd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

For South Africa to achieve economic growth that leads to improved wellbeing for its citizens, it needs to convert the primary commodities it produces into high-value exports and develop a stronger... 


BDO South Africa partner Nato Oosthuizen
Opinion: Let’s talk about the well-lit elephant in the room
22nd May 2024

In this article, BDO South Africa partner and renewable energy expert Nato Oosthuzen writes shares his insight on where the country is at with loadshedding and the reasons why he is cautiously... 


SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
22nd May 2024

SMS group participated in the Southeast Asia Iron and Steel Institute's (SEAISI) 2024 Conference & Exhibition from May 13-16, 2024. The event, hosted in Da Nang, Vietnam, served as a platform for... 


Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
22nd May 2024

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is aiming to play a pivotal role in establishing a sustainable and thriving hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the... 


Ma'aden CEO Robert Wilt
Saudi Ma'aden has extracted lithium from seawater, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden has successfully extracted lithium from seawater, although not at levels that are commercially viable and its project remains at the pilot stage, its CEO told... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Backcasting to the future
Backcasting to the future
21st May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric In Sci-Fi, the Grandfather Paradox hypothesises that if one should travel into the past and change certain key events, the... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
21st May 2024

Jekko is pleased to announce its partnership with SkyJacks, a premier supplier of powered access and material handling solutions based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyJacks has been appointed as... 


Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 


Copper's record run at risk as US shipments calm speculator frenzy
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Copper's lightning rally to record highs may not be sustainable in the coming weeks, with action concentrated on the shipment of material to cover exposed short positions in the US Comex futures... 


IAEA expert team in Uganda to support country’s uranium production plans
20th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A specialist expert mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently in Uganda to undertake a review connected with the East African country’s nuclear energy ambitions,... 


Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The 2024 ‘UASA South African Employment Report’ and second UASA/Bureau of Market Research (BMR) Employment Index paints a bleak picture of the country’s employment situation; however, there are... 


Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper surged to its highest-ever level, extending a powerful, months-long rally driven by financial investors who’ve piled into the market in anticipation of deepening supply shortages. Futures... 


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